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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Wallace Loh
Seems like just yesterday Randy Edsall, Maryland's imperious football coach, was imposing his will on Danny O'Brien and two other players to keep them from transferring to Vanderbilt, where former Terps assistant James Franklin has been gaining traction.
As anyone who has ever ridden with me with tell you, geography isn't my thing. When the Beltway opened in 1964, this native Washingtonian was astonished that you could get from Maryland to Virginia without going through D.C.
Maryland's move to the Big Ten went from rumor to fact at a dizzying rate over the weekend. Likewise, personal opinion about the switch lurched sharply during those 48 hours. By the time the news was official Monday, my feelings had traversed every extreme of the emotional spectrum.
In University Park, Pa., a couple of Penn State students are guarding the statue of Joe Paterno — lest a mob forms, bearing sledgehammers, and takes justice into its own hands. It ain't exactly Occupy Beaver Stadium, but the symbolism is there.
Maryland will honor former basketball coach Gary Williams with a court-naming ceremony Dec. 9 at Comcast Center.
To understand the hold Gary Williams has on Maryland basketball fans – and why so many of them turned out at Comcast Center on Friday to pay him homage – you have to go back to the beginning. You have to go back to 1989.
Gary Williams, like so many other coaches, kept an eye on others in his profession for a variety of reasons.
Maryland is interviewing Connecticut coach Randy Edsall to lead the Terrapins football program, but no hire has been made, according to a person familiar with the hiring process.
"Tomorrow may be the chance to talk about wider public policy," Mr. Loh said.
Dr. Wallace Loh, the president at Maryland, said it not long ago: "Intercollegiate athletics is the front porch of the university, the most visible part."